You've heard the name and maybe you've even tasted this Italian dessert, but here's the best part, it does not require baking! Now that's some amazing news. Usually for the cream, Italians use raw eggs. If you follow my blog for a while now you know I do not consume raw eggs so this recipe is a non-raw egg tiramisu.
The word tiramisu in Italian means "pick me up", "cheer me up" or "lift me up", I can promise you that this cake will definitely cheer you up and lift you up to a delight moment!
The recipe is very easy and quick, you will need ladyfingers biscuits, store bought are fine, no need to go crazy and make them on your own.
Originally, the recipe is made with coffee; I wanted to try another flavor here and also made it with matcha tea. Again, if you follow my blog you probably noticed that I am adding matcha to everything lately lol 🙂 I just love it!
The cream cheese for the cream layers needs to be in room temperature when making the tiramisu to avoid lumpy cream.
If you want, you can also make the tiramisu as an individual cup dessert. It looks very fancy and with the matcha powder, it has a unique green and white style.
I hope you love this easy, quick and yummy coffee / matcha tiramisu cake, here is the recipe:
Coffee / Matcha Tiramisu
- 1 package of ladyfingers biscuits
- 1 cup coffee (long espresso) or 1 cup of hot matcha tea
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup cream cheese
- 3-4 tablespoon cocoa powder OR matcha powder
- In a stand mixer bowl with the whipping hook, whip the cream cheese, heavy cream, vanilla extract and powdered sugar to an airy cream.
- Pour the coffee or matcha to a wide bowl and dip the ladyfingers biscuits in it, one by one for a few seconds each. If you dip them too long, they will just melt in the coffee and you do not want them too soggy right before you assemble the cake.
- In a cake tin, create a layer of the wet biscuits.
- On top of the biscuit layer, spread the cream and continue creating layers of biscuits and cream until the tin is full. The last layer will be a cream layer.
- Sprinkle cocoa powder or matcha powder on top of the cream for the finished look.
- You can serve immediately after assembling the tiramisu, or you can let it sit in the fridge for a few hours so the coffee or matcha flavors will be more soaked in the biscuits.